First call for proposals – Oncopole



September 25th, 2017

The Oncopole is the result of a public-private partnership between Merck Canada Inc. and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) launched in February 2017, aimed at federating the efforts being made in the fight against cancer. The Oncopole was created by an investment of $15M from Merck. Its mission is to act as a catalyst by mobilizing the best research centres around a common vision, focusing on projects prioritized according to patients' needs.

Call for proposals

The Oncopole, along with the FRQS, is pleased to announce its first funding program, which will be launched on October 23, 2017. The program is intended to fund federative and structuring research projects that will capitalize on Québec's expertise and strengths in oncology. 

By promoting collaboration between disciplines and institutions, the Oncopole wants to encourage the mobilization of Québec's key players in order to tackle the public health challenge that cancer represents.

The power of collaboration

The teams must be interdisciplinary and made up of investigators from at least three research centres from two different universities. The team may be composed of a maximum of three principal investigators and a minimum of four co-investigators.

A researcher may take part in only one project as a principal investigator and in a maximum of two projects as a co-investigator into this program.

Program budget: $6M

Amount of the grant: maximum of $1.5M over three years

Important dates

Deadline for submitting the notice of intent: November 24, 2017, 4:30 pm

Deadline for submitting the complete application: February 5, 2018, 4:30 pm

The Program rules will be available on October 23, 2017.

For more information, please contact Manon Pelletier, Program Manager at FRQS.